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Old 06-17-2015, 10:24 PM   #1
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My back end sits low and I would get it to where it is sitting at the proper height. Anyone able to help me?
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My back end sits low and I would get it to where it is sitting at the proper height. Anyone able to help me?
Steve,
As you may or may not know, the ride height is controlled by ride height sensors/valves located near the differential and, front axle. Sometimes the chassis comes with two sensors in the rear and one in front (mine is like that) and, some times it's reversed and, there's one in the back and two in the front.

There are very specific measurements between certain points that are the guidelines for specific coaches/chassis. Before any actual adjustments are done, the coach must be in perfect alignment and, on a perfectly flat surface. And, one must be ultra careful when goofing around with those adjustments because those ride height control valves, are the direct influence on the air bags which, hold the coach at a pre determined height.

So, my suggestion, if I may, get your chassis serial number and, coach serial number, VIN, and, use those numbers to find out what the specs are for ride height. I'm not sure what chassis your Excursion is riding on but, if it's a Freightliner, you can call Freightliner Customer Assistance and, be ready with the last 6 of your VIN when they ask for it.

They have every nut and bolt and, spec on your chassis, IF it's a Freightliner. If it's another chassis maker, you'll have to get a hold of that one to find out what the specs are. Good luck.
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Have you checked your airbags to make sure they are fully inflating? I have seen dirty air valves keeping the bags from fully inflating.
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Have you checked your airbags to make sure they are fully inflating? I have seen dirty air valves keeping the bags from fully inflating.
Well, if the OP EVER gets back here, we might have some questions answered. The problem with potentially "under-inflated" air bags is, the ride-height valves will pickup on the improper height and, will continue to try and fill the bags 'till they (the valves) are satisfied. And, if the bags have been deflated for leveling at any time in the past, then they're re-inflating upon getting ready for road travel, then there's no reason they should not fill ALL THE WAY, based on what the ride height valves are dictating to them.
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